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June 15, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Joins in Support of Reforms to Energy Commodities Market

The American Trucking Associations joined 18 transportation-related organizations last week in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging immediate reforms to the energy commodities market to stop surging oil prices and prevent further decline in the U.S. economy

June 15, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces Funding for Twin Cities

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving the Twin Cities region of Minnesota $133.3 million in federal funds to help cut congestion along the I-35W corridor.

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2008 - Industry News

Floods Close Highways in Midwest

Watch out for possible road closures in flood-hit Iowa and Wisconsin and possibly other upper Midwestern states

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2008 - Industry News

Major Carhauler Shuts Doors as Teamsters Continue Master Carhaul Negotiations

The Teamsters Union says it is "very close" to reaching a tentative carhaul agreement this week. Meanwhile, the country's second largest auto hauler has closed its doors

June 13, 2008 - Industry News

Trans-Texas Corridor Plans Scaled Back

Artist's rendering of the initial Trans-Texas Corridor project

Opponents of the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor appear to have won a victory. The Texas Department of Transportation announced it would limit the project to improving existing highways to create the new Interstate 69 rather than the original 1,200-foot-wide project

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Expands Engine Offerings

In apparent response to Caterpillar's announcement Thursday that it would not make a 2010-compliant engine, Daimler Trucks North America sent out a news release Friday outlining its own engine plans

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

DOT's Freight Transportation Index Unchanged in April

The Freight Transportation Services Index was unchanged in April from its March level following the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports

Tags: Economy

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period for CDL Permit Regulation

In response to several requests, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period for the proposed rulemaking on commercial driver's license learner's permit standards until July 9

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Awards $1 Million to Nine Driver Training Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded a total of $1 million in grants to nine technical and community colleges to enhance classroom safety curriculums and behind-the-wheel training courses for students enrolled in commercial driver's license training programs

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

Ol' Blue USA Announces Upcoming Events

Ol' Blue, USA (United Safety Alliance), of Van Nuys, Calif., announced upcoming developments in its continuing effort to promote highway safety education and improve relations between the motoring public, law enforcement and commercial drivers

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

EIA Hikes Diesel, Oil Price Predictions

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is having a hard time predicting where fuel and oil prices will go, as its Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week predicted prices far higher than the same report just two months ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

Caterpillar, Navistar to Pursue Strategic Alliance

Caterpillar will not supply EPA 2010-compliant engine to truck OEMs, instead pursuing a strategic alliance with Navistar that will result in a Cat-branded severe service truck - an alliance that also will help Navistar build its severe-duty business

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

Zero-Emission, Idle-Reducing Cooling Product From Webasto Earns CARB Approval

Webasto Product North America has received California's Air Resources Board (CARB) approval for its BlueCool Truck Bunk Cooler. Out of all CARB approved devices, BlueCool Truck (BCT) is the only engine-off technology that has no emissions when in use

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Allison Automatics Claim Optimum Fuel Economy

Allison Transmission, Inc. has announced that recent test results show fully automatic Allison transmissions, along with a vehicle spec that is appropriate for the particular duty cycle, can provide superior fuel efficiency and optimum fuel economy.

Tags: Economy

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

DriverTech Announces 'No Transaction Charge' In-Cab Scanning

DriverTech, designers of the transportation industry's Windows XP-embedded onboard computing system with three modes of communications, announced the commercial availability of its DTScan in-cab scanning solution

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Thermo King's TriPac DPF Gains CARB Approval

Thermo King's diesel particulate filter (DPF) for its TriPac Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management System has been approved for use by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Shell Superrigs '08

Best In Show

Canadian Ryan Danylchuk just made it on to the lot at the Iowa 80 Truckstop as the judges were setting out to judge the lights category on Friday evening, Day Two of the 2008 Shell Rotella Superrigs.

Tags: Events

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Paccar Parts Incentives on Fuel-Saving Idle-Reduction Truck Technologies

Paccar Parts announced a program to incentivize the sale of its idle reduction, engine-off cooling and heating technology provided by leading automotive and truck supplier Webasto

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Eaton Wins CALSTART 2008 Blue Sky Award

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced it has received the CALSTART 2008 Blue Sky Award for innovation and advancement in sustainable transportation technology

June 10, 2008 - Industry News

Ohio Truck Driving Championships

On Saturday, June 14 the Ohio Professional Roadeo Drivers Association will be conducting the Ohio State Truck Driving Championship

Tags: Events

June 10, 2008 - Industry News

Central Texas Retreading Announces New Oliver Rubber Retreading Facility

Central Texas Retreading of Elm Mott, Texas, will install an Oliver Rubber retreading facility that will begin making Oliver brand commercial retreads on June 15, 2008

June 10, 2008 - Industry News

Hankook Tire Pledges $19 Million Annually to Environmental Technology Research

Hankook Tire, Wayne, N.J. announced that they will increase their ongoing investment into researching and developing more environmentally friendly tire technology to more than $19 million annually

June 10, 2008 - Industry News

APA Search Opens West Coast Office

APA Search announced the opening of their new office in Rolling Hills Estates, CA in order to better serve its West Coast clients.

June 10, 2008 - Industry News

Tucker Company Joins the ATA

New Jersey-based logistics provider Tucker Company has joined the American Trucking Associations, in an effort to work more closely with its counterparts to advance the interests of the trucking industry

June 9, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Recognizes 43 Masters of Quality

Daimler Trucks North America recognized 43 North American manufacturers that provide components for Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star truck brands as recipients of their Masters of Quality supplier quality award for 2007

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